Entries by Communication team

8th Meeting of the WestMED Steering Committee

The WestMED Steering Committee includes national coordinators from relevant ministries from participating countries (France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia), the European Commission, the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat and observers from International Organizations and financial institutions. Their role is to ensure operational coordination, guidance and necessary support to ensure the initiative’s expected results are achieved.

WestMED-supported promoters respond to calls with 10 new project proposals

To date, a total of 10 regional projects have already been actively supported by the Assistance Mechanism’s Core Team and National Hubs. The WestMED Initiative has helped regional project promoters to draft and submit several projects for different calls. Topics vary from sustainable tourism across the region, to innovative skills, technologies, tools and strategies for sustainable, innovative aquaculture, port competitiveness, and promotion of technologically-advanced devises developed under Horizon 2020 projects, to name but a few.

Launch of the BlueInvest Platform

The European Commission has launched on 13 September the Blue Invest Platform which aims to support investment readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy. The Blue Invest Platform provides the following services: BlueInvest Community The community is open to entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and innovation stakeholders interested in the […]

EU promotes sustainable fisheries in the Mediterranean at high-level conference on MedFish4Ever initiatives

Adopted in 2017, the Declaration of Marrakech sets in motion a new drive towards sustainable development of Mediterranean fisheries and aquaculture. Riparian countries have committed to a roadmap with concrete actions for the coming 10 years, and significant progress has since been achieved, including ambitious fisheries management measures, protection of biodiversity, improved research and control, and a stepped-up fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).

Coast Guard Experts discuss burning issues in the Mediterranean

Representatives from the participant countries (Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey) and organisations (European Commission, EFCA, EMSA, Frontex, INTERPOL) agreed on the need to adopt a common approach in enforcing international conventions and instruments.  The first step is to share information and best practices among European Coast Guard Functions Forum, Black Sea Cooperation forum, Atlantic Coast Guard Forum and Asian Coast Guard Agencies. A useful cooperation tool would be to develop guidelines to better support the implementation of sea basin and sub sea-basin strategies and initiatives.